“DO NOT USE HUMAN RIGHTS TO DIMINISH INDIA’S IMAGE”, SAYS PM MODI AT NHRC EVENT

While addressing the 28th Foundation Day of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) in New Delhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi observed that that the biggest infringement of rights is the ‘misinterpretation’ of right’s issues. According to a statement released by the PMO, he cautioned against the selective interpretation of human rights and ‘using human rights to diminish the image of the country’, reported the Hindu. He said that ‘some’ people were being selfish by interpreting human rights in their own ways. He observed duties were as important as rights.

While speaking he mentioned that it was the NDA government that addressed the ‘injustices’ faced by Muslim women in the custom of triple talaq. “For decades, Muslim women had been demanding a law against triple talaq. We have given new rights to Muslim women by enacting a law against triple talaq,” he stated.

NHRC Chairperson Retired Justice Arun Kumar Mishra said we should stop referring to ‘terrorists’ as ‘freedom fighters’, and that it was common for ‘external’ forces’ to raise baseless allegations on the issue of human rights in India. He said the tendency needs to be contested.

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